Psychological Therapist

Job Title: Psychological Therapist
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Shetland
Salary: £31,800- £39,169 per annum
Reference: 44665
Job Published: February 15, 2021 09:43

Job Description

Psychological Therapist (Ref: 44665)

Full Time – 37 ½ hours per week

Band 6 - Salary Range - £31,800- £39,169 per annum

Plus Distant Island Allowance of £1,895 per annum

Relocation Assistance of up to £8000

As part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team, the successful applicant will work on a collaborative basis with GPs and CMHT colleagues to provide psychological therapy services using telehealth i.e. teleconference or telephone contact.

You will have a relevant Psychological Therapy qualification (e.g. CBT, Psychodynamic) excellent ICT and communication skills and a minimum of two years post qualifying experience with at least one year in a multidisciplinary Mental Health setting.  Experience of working in a remote and rural location would be desirable.  

Remote working from UK mainland will be considered.  If this is the case, Islands Allowance and Relocation assistance is not applicable.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Libby Morrison, Talking Therapies Service Team Leader, or Karen Smith, Head of Mental Health on 01595 743006.

Closing date:             8th March 2021

Interview date:          24th March 2021

For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants:  if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link:

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following Jobtrain website link:-

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.